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Tess Kossow

Tess Kossow is following her entrepreneurial dream with her editorial passion which allows her to be closer to husband, Dan, their son, Ferris, and loyal pup, Mr. Big.  With approximately one in eight couples experiencing infertility, the topic of IVF is more and more relevant in today's society.  Children, as much as adults, deserve the knowledge of understanding this dedicated process of reproduction, lovingly told through the life of a child.

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"I'm Very Ferris"

Meet Ferris, a baby boy who has an amazing, real-life story about his entrance into the world.  Told from a child's point of view, I'm Very Ferris gently explains infertility through in vitro fertilization and celebrates the miracle of Ferris' birth in a beautifully illustrated rhyming book.  So join Ferris as he kicks off this refreshingly honest children's series with an introduction to IVF and what his mama and dad experienced so that they, too, could have a baby of their very own.

It's Just me... Brooklyn!

Author | Michelle Mansfield

  • Authoring this book, "I Tried It!", and "I Can Conquer!", Michelle focuses on promoting positive self-esteem in children, healthy eating habits, and working through fears through a character that was inspired by her own daughter, Brooklyn!

Children's Book

Ben's Adventures

Author | Elizabeth Gerlach

  • "Ben's Adventures: A Day at the Beach", introduces us to Benjamin who uses a wheelchair (and is based off of the author's late son, Benjamin).  Ben shows readers that all kids can play and dream, regardless of limitations.

Children's Book

Wish Upon a Lantern

Author | Lindy Lorenz & Beth Kruziki

  • When a child struggles with feeling out of place, Papa lights a sky lantern to dance among the stars. The child wishes upon the lantern's soft, magical light as Papa teaches about serving as a lantern for others who need it most.  When it's time for the child to light their own lantern, it's finally clear what it means to be an ally for others.

Children's Book

Willie & Arnold series

Author | Barbara Perry

  • Engaging children through the exploration of the water cycle and teamwork, readers follow Willie & Arnold's adventures in "A Perfect Puddle" and "Moving Day".

Children's Book

good night, good night construction site

Author | Sherri Rinker

  • With 17 children's books under her belt (and four of them being NY TIMES BEST SELLERS), it's easy to see why so many kiddos love reading these rhyming books with a heavy emphasis on heavy machinery!

Children's Book

one scoop, two scoop

Author | Sharon Powers

  • Filled with sweet acts of kindness and delicious ice cream cones, this book is a vibrant reminder of the satisfaction that comes from being kind to those around you. Was your day a one-scoop day or a two-scoop day?

Children's Book

Taboo business questions

Author | Matt Wilhelmi

  • "Taboo Business Questions: What's Haunting Every Entrepreneur's Growth" addresses how to have a self-sustaining business.

Business Book

Marketing Chomp

Author | Leah Hoppes

  • This is a foundational marketing book that is critical for anyone who has a product or service to promote. Leah also has another book titled, "How to Avoid Embarrassment & Humiliation in Public Speaking".

Business Book

on tenterhooks

Author | Elizabeth Rago

  • A story of hope beyond the hand you're dealt, "On Tenterhooks" is the story of Lucy, a job-hopping and scattered young woman, and her best friend Claire, a brilliant entrepreneur and single mother.  Their lives simultaneously come to a halt when they discover the diary of a woman hidden in the walls of Lucy's apartment."

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